Go, Tell It on the Mountain

I’ve had this song stuck in my head while going over my Sunday School lesson for tomorrow, and it’s just not going away!  It could be worse though.  Remember way back when we tortured each other with Lambchop’s “This Is the Song that Never Ends”?  Hopefully you missed out on that one.  But I digress…

The lesson for the 3-5 year olds tomorrow is titled “Go and Tell”.  It doesn’t say anything about singing “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” but at this time of year, and with that theme, how could you not?  We’re definitely learning it.  The chorus at least :).  The rest of the suggested activities don’t really look very fun to me, though.  Ever had that experience with Sunday School curriculum?  Surely not.

I’ve had a bit of inspiration, though.  Along with the song, a verse popped into my head.  Isaiah 52:7 says: How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

So here’s the plan: give each child a large sheet of construction paper.  Help them draw mountains.  Help them trace their feet on top of that.  Give them oodles of different materials to decorate their footprints and make them as beautiful as possible.  Then, give them a copy of the verse to glue onto the bottom.  The whole time they’re working, we’ll talk about how the Good News we can share is that Jesus Christ is our Saviour!  And that we don’t necessarily have to find a mountain to share said news.  Though I do love mountains…

In my mind, the results are spectacular, and the kids love it.  If it turns out even half as well as I hope it might, I’ll have lovely pictures to show tomorrow!


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